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Greek Yogurt Smoothie (12g Protein)

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This Greek Yogurt Smoothie is a high-protein smoothie packed with 12 grams of protein.

It’s perfect as a breakfast or snack for fixing your sweet tooth and refreshing. This smoothie also comes with a low-carb option if you like it low-sugar.

Greek Yogurt Smoothie

I love smoothie recipes for a quick healthy snack like my Green Smoothie, Kefir Smoothie, Purple Smoothie, or Strawberry Smoothie.

What’s A Greek Smoothie?

This Greek Smoothie is perfect for refueling on protein after a workout or for fixing your hunger in the afternoon.

This refreshing drink is called Greek Smoothie because its main ingredient is Greek yogurt.

How To Make Greek Yogurt Smoothie

The reasons I love Greek yogurt in smoothies are plentiful.

It adds proteins to the drink, makes smoothies creamy and thick, and it adds lovely tangy flavors.


All you need to make this high-protein smoothie without using any protein powder are:

  • Plain Greek Yogurt – You can use either classic Greek yogurt or unsweetened coconut Greek-style yogurt.
  • Chia Seeds or flax seeds. Chia seeds are packed with protein and fulfilling fibers and add a creamy texture to smoothies.
  • Banana or any sweetener of your choice. For a low-carb smoothie, skip the banana and add 1 or 2 tablespoons of your favorite sugar-free sweetener can be sugar-free maple syrup or erythritol as you like.
  • Frozen Fruits like frozen strawberries or frozen mixed berries.
  • Almond Milk or any non-dairy milk you love like coconut milk or oat milk.
  • Almond Butter – I like the taste of almond butter, but you can also use peanut butter for a boost of protein and texture or sunflower seed butter for a nut-free alternative.


Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

If too thick, add a splash of more almond milk or simply water.

If too runny, add frozen fruits or ice cubes to thicken.

How to make Greek Yogurt Smoothie


You can play with flavor and texture changing the berries or nut butter you use in the recipe.

For example, you can use the combination below:

  • Strawberry, banana, and peanut butter.
  • Strawberry, almond butter, and sugar-free syrup for a no-added-sugar low-carb version.
  • Mixed berries, frozen cauliflower instead of banana, sugar-free sweetener for a keto option.

Or you can add some unsweetened cocoa powder to turn the smoothie into a chocolate flavor.

Allergy Swaps

Below are some options to make this east smoothie recipe even if you have some food allergies:

  • Dairy-Free – There are so many great dairy-free Greek-style yogurt variants you can use in this recipe. Some are made from coconut milk, others from oat milk or cashew milk.
  • Sugar-Free – Swap the banana for a low-carb frozen vegetable low in sugar. It will add texture and creaminess with no sugar added. This includes frozen cauliflower rice or frozen zucchini slices.
  • Nut-Free – Substitute the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter or tahini.
  • Keto-Friendly – Apart from frozen banana, all the other ingredients in this recipe are keto-friendly. Some Greek yogurt brands contain more carbs, so check their nutrition panel and pick the lowest-carb option. Skip the banana or replace it with frozen keto vegetables like cauliflower or zucchinis.

Serving Ideas

This Greek Smoothie is great on its own but even better if topped with some delicious crunchy addition like a pinch of:

  • Hemp Seeds
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Crushed Peanuts
Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use This Recipe As A Smoothie Bowl Recipe?

You can turn this recipe into a Greek Smoothie Bowl. To do so, decrease the almond milk to 1/4 cup and add some extra if the blender has difficulties blending the ingredients together.
Don’t add too much to keep a thick and creamy smoothie bowl texture. Serve with your favorite low-sugar granola recipe or sliced almonds and unsweetened coconut.

Can I Use Any Greek Yogurt?

I recommend plain Greek yogurt, but if you love vanilla Greek yogurt or other flavors, the recipe will come out delicious.
Keep in mind that the flavored Greek yogurt version always adds sugar to the smoothie.
So you may want to decrease the banana in the recipe to avoid an overly sweet flavor.

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Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Greek Yogurt Smoothie

This Greek Yogurt Smoothie is a high-protein smoothie packed with 12 grams of protein. It's perfect as a breakfast or snack for fixing your sweet tooth and refreshing. Plus, this smoothie has a low-carb option if you like it low-sugar.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 smoothies
Serving Size: 1 smoothie
5 from 230 votes


  • ½ cup Frozen Strawberries
  • ½ cup Frozen Raspberries
  • 1 small Frozen Banana note 1
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Butter note 2
  • ¾ cup Greek Yogurt
  • ¾ cup Almond Milk note 3
  • 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds
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  • Bring all ingredients into the jug of a high-speed blender.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. If too thick, add a splash of water or extra almond milk.
  • Serve with a pinch of desiccated coconut or crushed peanuts.


Note 1: For a low-carb version, replace with 1/3 cup of frozen zucchinis or frozen cauliflower rice, and to sweeten add 1-2 tablespoons of erythritol to the smoothie.
Note 2: Peanut butter or sunflower seed butter also work as a replacement for almond butter.
Note 3: Any non-dairy milk work like coconut milk, soy milk, or hemp milk.
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Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Yield: 2 smoothies
Serving: 1smoothieCalories: 208.4kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 24g (8%)Fiber: 5.8g (24%)Net Carbs: 18.2gProtein: 12.1g (24%)Fat: 8.3g (13%)Saturated Fat: 1.5g (9%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 4.9mg (2%)Sodium: 158.7mg (7%)Potassium: 349.1mg (10%)Sugar: 13.1g (15%)Vitamin A: 96.9IU (2%)Vitamin C: 33.5mg (41%)Calcium: 267.8mg (27%)Iron: 0.9mg (5%)Magnesium: 53.9mg (13%)Zinc: 0.6mg (4%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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